Last Flight


Tonight the window

Is alive again

With geckos

Like a family

Big ones and small ones

Male and female

With eggs showing

Inside their bellies

Pressed against the glass pane

They fight and bite

Run to and from

Waiting for their meal

On the way

On little wings

Attracted by the light

The fly lands

For the last time

With its short life

Cut even shorter

Is there a lesson

For us?

I didn’t think so either

  • Author: Alfred Peyer (Pseudonym) (Offline Offline)
  • Published: August 6th, 2017 03:22
  • Comment from author about the poem: Dear Friends, I am overloaded with work and need to concentrate on my business. Therefore, I will most likely be off the site for about a week. Will try to peek once in a while and maybe put in a comment or two. You won't miss me, but I certainly will miss you! Mahalo
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  • Night Owl

    I enjoyed this Fred-- The crickets outside my window were quite loud tonight...

    • FredPeyer

      Thanks so much Night Owl, we have crickets too, and you are right, they are noisy!

    • Brycycle

      Nice write

      • FredPeyer

        Mahalo Brycycle! Thanks for reading.

      • burning-embers

        Nice one Fred. last line joker. Reminded me of when i lived in an apartment in a huge stately home with windows beneath a portico. The bats would whizz around catching moths and one hot summer night a bat flew into my apartment thru the open window. Amazing creatures.

        • FredPeyer

          Thanks b-e, wow, having a bat in your room must be something. Did it leave on its own or did you have to catch it?

        • Michael Edwards

          Nice one and actually we will miss you but needs must.

          • FredPeyer

            Thanks so much Michael, it's just for a few days. Can't get sidetracked. What can I do, work comes first.

          • Gary Edward Geraci

            Got to love those gecko "insect control" commandos - for both entertainment value and utility. Your poem reminds me of the vast, wondrous, and good humored hand of the Creator.

            • FredPeyer

              Thank you Gary, yes it is wondrous when looking at all the little (and big) creatures around our house.

            • Louis Gibbs

              Nice poem ... love the punch line, Fred! I look forward to your return.

              • FredPeyer

                Thanks Louis, the punch line was kind of an afterthought. I was actually wondering if there is anything we can learn, but just couldn't come up with anything! 🙂
                Will be back soon.

              • WriteBeLight

                Very thought provoking. Thanks and I hope you can get caught up. I can relate. Thanks again!

                • FredPeyer

                  Mahalo WBL, the geckos are so much fun to watch. They congregate on the lighted window at night and just wait for the food to come to them. Yeah well, am a one man show, nobody else to delegate the work to!

                • myself and me

                  Waiting for you to come back. Take care.

                  • FredPeyer

                    Thanks, am not going anywhere, just have to spend my time working instead of having fun here on this site!

                  • Goldfinch60

                    Super write. The way you talk about the geckos sounds fascinating, I reckon I would get nothing done as I would just sit watching them.
                    I hope your work goes well.

                    • FredPeyer

                      Thank you Goldfinch. Yes, they are fun. The ones in the poem are on the outside of the windows. They come out as soon as it gets dark, since the light inside attracts bugs to the windows. But we also have geckos inside the house. They usually hide, and they eat bugs. And then outside we have chameleons. These are bigger than the geckos and they do change color between green and brown, depending on the background. Fascinating.
                      The work will go well. It is Sunday night here and I just need a week to catch up.

                    • malubotelho

                      Nice poem Fred. Have a great work week.

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